This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
France: Yellow Vests flood Charles de Gaulle Airport protesting privatisation02:58

France: Yellow Vests flood Charles de Gaulle Airport protesting privatisation

France, Paris
December 14, 2019 at 23:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

A large number of demonstrators joined by Yellow Vests flooded Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Saturday, protesting against privatisation of country's airports.

Footage shows protesters holding banners and sings, chanting and handing out flyers. Some were talking to passengers to get signatures for the petition to stop the process.

"We are here to underline that the referendum against the privatisation of Paris airport obtained 1 million signatures so we expect, as Macron said, that if we got 1 million signatures, he would consider another decision as it is by the law 4.7 million signatures. So for nine months we have been informing people, we had our million signatures for the referendum and we hope Macron will keep his promise," explained protester Yadluck.

The government intends to sell 50,6% share of Aeroports de Paris (ADP). According to the law, 4.7 million signatures must be collected to trigger the referendum on the issue, though Macron is quoted to have lowered the threshold to one million.

France: Yellow Vests flood Charles de Gaulle Airport protesting privatisation02:58
No Account? Sign up!
Description

A large number of demonstrators joined by Yellow Vests flooded Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Saturday, protesting against privatisation of country's airports.

Footage shows protesters holding banners and sings, chanting and handing out flyers. Some were talking to passengers to get signatures for the petition to stop the process.

"We are here to underline that the referendum against the privatisation of Paris airport obtained 1 million signatures so we expect, as Macron said, that if we got 1 million signatures, he would consider another decision as it is by the law 4.7 million signatures. So for nine months we have been informing people, we had our million signatures for the referendum and we hope Macron will keep his promise," explained protester Yadluck.

The government intends to sell 50,6% share of Aeroports de Paris (ADP). According to the law, 4.7 million signatures must be collected to trigger the referendum on the issue, though Macron is quoted to have lowered the threshold to one million.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
01:39
Spain: Two dead after train derails in Zamora 
June 02 at 21:59 GMT +00:00
01:21
Greece: Protesters burn US flag outside consulate during rally for George Floyd
June 02 at 19:46 GMT +00:00
02:16
France: Police fire tear gas at protest against police brutality in Paris
June 02 at 20:18 GMT +00:00
01:12
USA: Fire, looting ensue in Manhattan ahead of 11pm curfew
June 02 at 07:46 GMT +00:00
02:21
Greece: Demonstrators rally outside US Embassy in solidarity with George Floyd protests
June 02 at 01:56 GMT +00:00
04:01
Netherlands: Thousands attend Amsterdam anti-racism demo in solidarity with US Floyd protests
June 02 at 03:42 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:10
USA: 'I am your President of law and order' says Trump as he threatens to deploy military
June 02 at 00:58 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:35
USA: NYPD vehicle rams into crowd at Brooklyn George Floyd protest
June 01 at 23:54 GMT +00:00
04:55
USA: Arrests made at protest over George Floyd's death in Washington DC
June 02 at 07:32 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:12
USA: Police officers take a knee with George Floyd protesters in Des Moines
June 02 at 00:37 GMT +00:00
01:19
USA: Kneel-in protest against police brutality held in San Francisco
June 02 at 02:49 GMT +00:00
02:30
USA: Protesters flood Times Square to demand justice for George Floyd
June 02 at 00:23 GMT +00:00
02:56
USA: 'Trump and his tweets are not going to stop us' – Protests continue in DC despite curfew
June 02 at 09:16 GMT +00:00
03:14
USA: Several arrested as looting and riots continue in Manhattan
June 02 at 09:40 GMT +00:00
01:23
USA: Police car hits group of protesters crossing intersection in San Diego
June 01 at 19:07 GMT +00:00
01:20
USA: NYPD officer sent flying in apparent hit-and-run attack
June 02 at 08:25 GMT +00:00
02:16
Spain: Demonstrators demand justice for George Floyd in front of US Consulate in Barcelona
June 01 at 22:28 GMT +00:00
00:41
USA: Philadelphia police take a knee in solidarity with George Floyd protesters
June 02 at 18:03 GMT +00:00
01:07
Russia: Shops, parks reopen in Moscow after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease
June 01 at 17:32 GMT +00:00
03:19
Italy: Rome's landmark Colosseum reopens after three months
June 01 at 13:44 GMT +00:00
01:49
USA: Tear gas and blocked streets in LA George Floyd killing protests
May 31 at 07:24 GMT +00:00
02:26
USA: Shootings leave 1 dead, 1 police officer injured during George Floyd protest in Las Vegas
June 02 at 14:07 GMT +00:00
02:34
USA: National Guard use rubber bullets to keep Minneapolis protest at bay
June 01 at 07:19 GMT +00:00
02:58
USA: National Guard deployed amid protests enforce curfew in downtown LA
June 01 at 12:17 GMT +00:00
02:35
USA: Thousands fill the streets of NYC to demand justice for George Floyd
June 02 at 22:27 GMT +00:00
03:44
USA: NYC 'peaceful protest' unravels into vandalism and looting
June 01 at 09:00 GMT +00:00
View all videos